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Episode 56: Turning Your Discretionary Trading System Into a Mechanical Trading System

Are you interested in developing an automated trading system? If so, Episode 56 is especially for you. Rob Booker is joined by trading blogger Jennifer Thornburg to discuss the challenges of turning a discretionary trading system into a mechanical one.

In this show Rob asserts that even though many people think they have a rule-based trading system, most people don’t. Rob and Jennifer discuss why traders try to fool themselves into thinking they have a rule-based system, while addressing the disparity between what we think we’re doing and what we’re actually doing.

Rob and Jennifer answer the following questions: What’s the first thing you might do in order to turn a discretionary trading system into a mechanical one? What should you look for in a programmer — and what things should you watch out for when making your agreement with a programmer? How can you protect your trading system from being taken by someone who is programming it for you?

Rob also gives you a ballpark range of about how much you should spend per hour to get your programming done, and he also lists a number of items that you should pay an attorney to help you protect.

If you’re considering your very own automated trading system, then Episode 56 is a must-listen!

Follow Jennifer Thornburg on Twitter: @JenTho3

Episode 23: Sex and Trading Part 2

Here’s what you’ve all been waiting for (perverts!) — Part 2 of Jennifer Thornburg’s “Sex and Trading” interview, based on her mega-popular, must-read blog post by the same name.

You can read the original sex and trading blog post here:

at her Web site:

And you can folllow her on Twitter here: @JenTho3

Episode 22: Sex and Trading Part 1

Yes, you read that correctly — sex and trading! In this memorable episode of The Traders Podcast, Rob talks with special guest Jennifer Thornburg about some parallels she’s been drawing between sex and trading. Though this show is a bit of a teaser, it is only Part 1 of 2 shows. Part 2 — the juicy stuff — will follow in the next episode of “Sex and Trading.”

Even so, you don’t want to miss Part 1, because in this show Rob and Jennifer also discuss why trading is addictive, the life-changing conversations Jennifer had once with a tall, red-headed man with $200,000 cash in Hong Kong, and overcoming her personal obstacle of “random trading.” Jennifer also talks about defining for herself what it means to be a successful trader, and she explains why she has such an affinity for the long-term charts.

You can read more from Jennifer

at her blog:

at her Web site:

on Twitter: @JenTho3